Joseph Dechi Gomwalk: Gwamnan Soji Na Farko A Jihar Benue-Plateau

Joseph Dechi Gomwalk, wanda aka haifa a (13 ga Afrilu 1935 – 15 ga Mayu 1976) ya kasance kwamishinan ‘yan sandan Najeriya kuma gwamnan soji na farko a jihar Benue-Plateau bayan an kafa ta daga yankin Arewa. An kashe shi ne saboda alakarsa da yunkurin juyin mulkin da Buka Suka Dimka ya yi wa gwamnatin Murtala Mohammed.

Gomwalk ya kasance Ngas daga Ampang (Pang) a karamar hukumar Kanke ta jihar Filato. Ya halarci shahararriyar Makarantar Sakandaren Samari ta Gindiri inda ya kammala karatunsa da banbance banbancen ilimi da wasanni. Ya wuce jami’ar firimiya ta Ibadan sannan ya kammala digirinsa a fannin dabbobi.

Gomwalk ya kasance gwamnan jihar daga 1967 zuwa 1975, lokacin da aka hambarar da gwamnatin mulkin soja Yakubu Gowon a wani juyin mulki.

Jagora Mai Hanzani Yayin da Gwamna Gomwalk ya fara tsarin Najeriya a shekarar 1972; Ya zuwa 2003, kamfani ne na yau da kullun mallakar gwamnati wanda ke kan titin Joseph Gomwalk a Jos, kuma yana da rarrabawa 100,000. Bayan ya kasa samun jami’ar Ahmadu Bello ta Zariya ta bude sansanin tauraron dan adam a jihar, sai ya koma jami’ar Ibadan; Cibiyar ta bude harabar ta Jos (wanda daga baya ya zama Jami’ar Jos) a cikin Nuwamba 1971.

A cikin watan Agustan 1974, an buga takardun shaidar cin hanci da rashawa daga bangaren Gomwalk da Joseph Tarka, wakilin jihar Benue-Plateau a majalisar zartarwa ta tarayya; Tarka ya yi murabus, amma Gomwalk tare da goyon bayan Gowon ya ci gaba da zama a ofis.

Bayan an hambarar da Gowon aka nada Murtala Mohammed, Gomwalk yana da hannu a yunkurin juyin mulkin Buka Suka Dimka a ranar 13 ga Fabrairu, 1976, kuma an kashe shi da Dimka ta hanyar harbe-harbe a ranar 15 ga Mayu, 1976.